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Aulostomus (trumpetfishes)

Wikipedia Abstract

The family Aulostomidae is a monogeneric family of highly specialized, tubular-elongated marine fishes commonly known as trumpetfishes. Aulostomids belong to the order Syngnathiformes, along with the seahorses and the similarly built cornetfishes. Three distinct species of the family's sole genus, Aulostomus, are described. Trumpetfishes are found in tropical waters worldwide, with two species in the Atlantic and one in the Indo-Pacific. They are mostly demersal reef-dwellers, where one species seems to prefer rocky substrate.
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Species

Aulostomus chinensis (painted flute mouth)
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)
Aulostomus strigosus (Atlantic cornetfish)

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National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc

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